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The Montecito Cafe

The Montecito Cafe was opened in 1986 by husband and wife team Mark and Margaret Huston, both graduates of the California Culinary Academy. The restaurant is located in the historic Montecito Inn.



The Cafe specializes in simple and delicious food with a variety of daily specials to choose from, which always includes the freshest fish. The Cafe is known for their entrée size salad bowls, sandwiches, fresh fish and entrée choices such as filet mignon, and grilled chicken with anaheim chilies. The homemade lamb sausage is also a favorite with loyal customers. Everything is made daily from scratch on the premises, including desserts, sauces, dressings and breads.




The motto of the restaurant is “Quality, Value and Service” quality people, excellent value and fast and friendly service. They have maintained the highest standards for over 25 years and have received many awards including “Best Montecito Restaurant” for the past 11 years in a row.




The Bar is located across from the entrance, and is a popular meeting place for enjoying intimate dinners, homemade pizzas and cocktails.





“We would like to thank our beloved customers from Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Summerland, Carpinteria and around the globe for over 25 years of loyal support. Thank you for the privilege of sharing your special occasions as well as your every day lives with us. We look forward to making more memories together for the years to come.”
Mark and Margaret Huston, family and staff.

In 2009 Mark and Margaret Huston opened their new restaurant, Jane located next to the Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. For more information on Jane please visit the website at




1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA




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